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Purging small objects from a DWG drawing - PurgeSmall.

A - answer With the freeware utility PurgeSmall you can remove all small (perhaps unimportant, too detailed) objects from your drawing in one go, e.g. before submitting the DWG. Specify the limit size and PurgeSmall will delete all objects smaller than this size, including empty objects (zero lines, space texts) and including small objects nested in blocks. It considers the bounding box of each object.

Always work with a copy of the drawing, do not use PurgeSmall to clean up your "source" drawings. You may inadvertently delete various auxiliary "infopoint" objects and invisible entities needed for various AutoCAD extensions.

Download PurgeSmall from the Download page, load it with the APPLOAD command and run it by typing the PURGESMALL command.

Specify the minimum allowable dimension. The application then deletes all objects whose dimension in any direction (XY or XYZ) does not exceed the specified size. This removes e.g. embedded details from the drawing.

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See also:
Tip 13938:ModDXF - utility for bulk modification/display of internal DXF properties in DWG entities.
Tip 13868:XrefStamp - create a dynamic list of xrefs in your DWG drawing.
Tip 13847:Pringles in AutoCAD - a hyperbolic paraboloid.
Tip 13773:What is the maximum paper size when plotting from AutoCAD?
Tip 13740:Dynamic label with filesize of the current DWG file.

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